Under a law that took effect on July 15, 2011, employers must report to the New York State Department of Tax and Finance if family health insurance is offered when reporting on new hires (IT-2104 and IT-2104-E) and in quarterly wage reports (NYS-45). This new reporting requirement is mandated by the Low-Income Support Obligation and Performance Improvement Act, which is an enhancement of the Child Support Standards Act. The purpose of this new requirement is to identify children not covered by an employer’s health plan and to encourage their parents to enroll them in Medicaid and/or Child Health Plus.
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service (“VETS”) issued the long-awaited new rules to implement the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, as amended (USERRA), which were originally proposed for public comment on September 30, 2004. The 268-page final regulations, which are written in a “Question and Answer” format,
On March 21, 2020, St. Louis County joined various other state and local municipalities, (including most recently, Illinois) in issuing orders for citizens to stay at home or “shelter in place” to contain and combat the spread of COVID-19.
Act Would Require Public Contractors to Report Employment Information for All Employees Working on Public Contracts in New Jersey
The act would require public contractors to report to the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development the gender, race, job title, occupational category, and total compensation of every employee employed in the state in connection with a public contract. The act would also require public contractors to provide the Commissioner with an update each time there is a significant change in any of the required information that the employer is required to report or other significant change in employment status (e.g., medical leave of 12 weeks or more, hiring, termination, a change in part-time or full-time status, or a change in “employee” or “contractor” status).